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University of Miami Athletics

Anastasia Ray

position

Rower

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Kotka, Finland

High School

MAST Academy

Anastasia Ray - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicates the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2020-21: Rowed Miami to a third-place finish (7:11.97) against Jacksonville and Stetson (3/26) as a member of the 1v8…Helped the 2v8 to a bronze medal (8:06.68) at the Sunshine State Invite (4/3)…Took home first (6:46.87) in a head-to-head race with UCF as a member of the 2v8 boat (4/16)…Crossed the finish line in fifth place (7:16.370) with the 2v8 in the Grand Final of the Lake Wheeler Invite (4/24)…Recorded a sixth-place showing (6:56.770) in the 2v8 Grand Final at the ACC Championship (5/15)…Helped Miami to its best team finish (sixth) at the ACC Championship since 2014.

2019-20*: Competed in the 2v8+ and the 2v4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek (10/12)…Placed second in the varsity eight race (14:37.48)…In the 2v4+, finished in fifth with a time of 16:47.82…Member of the 1v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 17th with a time of 14:50.8)…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

High School: Graduated from MAST Academy…Rowed for Miami Rowing Club in high school…Member of the lightweight four and lightweight double…Rowed stroke for both boats…Placed fifth at nationals in the lightweight four her junior and senior years…Also a member of the varsity volleyball team…Member of the National honor Society.

Personal: Mom is Diana Ray…One sister, Liza…Liza rows at Columbia University and competed at the U23 Worlds two years in a row for Team USA…Majoring in business analytics and marketing.